She was a wonderful lady, in a different way from Mother.
She was neat and beautiful, standing upright and captivating.
Not flashy, but full of grace.
“Ah… good day to you, too.”
How rude of me.
But she was so beautiful that I was enchanted.
“I am sorry for suddenly speaking to you without greeting you.”
“No, that’s not it.”
How wonderful she is, even though I was the one who was rude.
“My name is Oriana Heinsch.”
It sounds familiar.
“The Old Duchess Heinsch.”
“Oh, do you know about me?”
I was speechless at Henry’s words.
This is the Princess’s mother!
“I apologize for my rudeness.”
“No need to be so formal? From now on, we will have a close relationship.”
A close relationship?
What does that mean?
“What do you mean?”
When Henry asked in confusion, she smiled beautifully, but this smile was the same as Mother’s.
“Guh… my stomach.”
Is this a sign of something bad happening?
Henry always complains of stomach pain when something terrible happens.
“The Monhan territory was originally a branch of the Ducal family’s territory.”
“Becoming Count Monhan means becoming a relative of mine.”
I didn’t know, I didn’t hear anything about this.
Looking at Henry, who had already turned pale, I could tell that my Father didn’t know either.
“Excuse me, but…”
“There’s no need to be shy.”
Henry told her as politely as possible while holding his stomach.
“The Count’s territory was once ruled by a lord who died of illness, and then the territory became unusable due to its roughness.”
“That is the truth. To be prices, it burned down due to a dispute with a neighboring country.”
Was it more than just a problem property?
“And strangely enough, after that, the people who became lords met with misfortune. It’s as if the land didn’t want a Lord.”
“I once asked Lord Diaz to act as an agent for that territory. And it went well.”
What is that?
Apart from my Father, several generations of nobles who served as lords were hit by accidents or illnesses or arson.
But five years ago, when no one became a lord, my Father, who was entrusted with managing part of the land in that territory, restored the land and resolved the crisis of the people.
“I would have liked to give him a land closer to the center of the territory, but I’m sure he wouldn’t accept it.”
“So I had no choice but to give him Monhan territory and think about it later.”
It was all planned!
She understands my Father’s personality very well.
“And if I suddenly gave him good land, there would be many fools who would say something nasty.”
I can’t believe she even filled the outer moat!